Where to stay around Northern Highlands?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 665 holiday lettings near Northern Highlands. From 384 cottages to 97 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Northern Highlands is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Northern Highlands?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Northern Highlands. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Scottish Highlands: 2,864 holiday homes
  • Isle of Skye: 322 holiday homes
  • Aviemore: 192 holiday homes
  • Loch Ness: 335 holiday homes
  • Raasay Pictish Stone: 186 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Northern Highlands! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Northern Highlands?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Northern Highlands are:

  • Inverness Airport (INV): 340 self catering accommodations
  • Flotta Isle (FLH): 33 self catering accommodations
  • Wick Airport (WIC): 42 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Northern Highlands?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Northern Highlands. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Raasay Pictish Stone: 186 holiday rentals
  • Big Sand Beach: 105 holiday rentals
  • Brodie Castle: 210 holiday rentals
  • Carbisdale Castle: 69 holiday rentals
  • Timespan Heritage Centre: 39 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Northern Highlands listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Make a Holiday Rental Cottage in the Northern Scottish Highlands, Scotland Your Home Away from Home

The Scottish Highlands covers a vast proportion of the beautiful country of Scotland. A Northern Scottish Highlands holiday will offer the opportunity to indulge in a wide range of exciting outdoor activities as well as allowing you to visit some historically important towns and villages. A Northern Scottish Highlands holiday rental cottage is guaranteed to delight with breathtaking views of the roaming countryside and rugged mountain ranges. A Northern Scottish Highlands holiday will leave you with some lasting memories and feeling exhausted but happy!

Things to Do on Holiday in Northern Scottish Highlands, Scotland

A Northern Scottish Highlands offers a vast range of activities for visitors to enjoy, particularly outdoor and winter activities. Available in the region are pursuits such as cycling, walking, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, fishing, sailing, golf, tennis, skiing, snowboarding and falconry. Keen photographers, artists and ornithologists will also appreciate a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday as there is an abundance of wildlife and nature to see, paint and photograph.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Northern Scottish Highlands, Scotland

If you have not exhausted yourself and can tear yourself away from the comforts of your Northern Scottish Highlands holiday rental cottage, then there are a number of great places to visit in the region. A must visit is the village of John O' Groats, the northernmost village on the British mainland. The village is quite small bit offers panoramic views of the Pentland Firth and you can sometimes see Orkney on a good day. Many people love to have themselves pictured with the "Journey's End" signpost and there is a small museum to explore.

Weather in Northern Scottish Highlands, Scotland

If you are planning a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday you can expect some varied weather throughout the year. The warmer months to have a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday rental cottage tend to be July and August, when the daytime temperature can reach as high as 20°C but usually hovers around 15°C. The winter months of December and January tend to be the coldest with daytime temperatures averaging at about 5°C. There are high chances of snow on the higher ground when the temperature drops below 4°C which is perfect for a variety of outdoor winter activities. The Northern Scottish Highlands can be particularly wet in the autumn and winter months with up to 30 inches of rainfall throughout the year.

Travel to Northern Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Travellers on a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday can choose to arrive at either Wick Airport (WIC) or Inverness Airport (INV). Airlines offering regular, cheap travel to the area include Eastern Airways, Loganair and easyJet. Passengers can depart from various airports around the UK such as Aberdeen (ABZ), Newcastle(NCL), Edinburgh (EDI), Bristol (BRS), London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).